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Comp. / Arr. by RAW Machine Members


Announcing: Schools Out Party, Saturday June 14, 2008, 1pm Ė 6pm

The WAR RAP
Original lyrics by Bob Witanek, copyright 1984

Itís the Raw Machine Rap and weíre here to say
Weíre not gonna kill for oil today
Coz we looked it up, checked out the scene
Not our idea of the American dream
Bout standing in the desert with a gun in the hand
Sounds
too much like another Vietnam

Itís the War Rap, HAHA
The government trap
the US troops are all over the map
Itís the war rap HA
Weíre not gonna go!
Itís the war rap
Leave the brothers alone

Bush was talking on my tv set
Tried to change the channel but he wasnít done yet
The knob got stuck I was out of luck
Had to listen to that frat boy yuck
He was talking junk about the boys over there
Trying to keep us all safe from the terrist scare
Dying by the thousands
killing em too
Trying to paint the whole world red white and blue
Obama comes along . . .promising change
But the wars go on . . . it's all still the same!

Itís the War Rap, HAHA
The government trap
the US troops are all over the map
Itís the war rap HA
Weíre not gonna go!
Itís the war rap
Leave the Iraqis alone

A recruiter man for Uncle Sam
Giving his rap about the 4 year plan
Be All You Can Be . . . .Join the Ar-mee
Coz nothing but a soldierís all youíll ever be!
Coz they ainít no jobs and your still in school . ..
You just might drown in the labor pool
So you sign the line now your doing some time
In basic training where they whip your behind
Now they got you trained they control your brain
Youíre ready to kill when they say your name
Youíre just a grunt . . . on the front . . .
Itís dark and scary so you start to jump
But thereís no escape, no getting away
When youíre cannon fodder for the CIA!

Itís the War Rap, HAHA
The government trap
the US troops are all over the map
Itís the war rap HA
Weíre not gonna go!
Itís the war rap
Leave the Iraqis alone

Me and my boy was on the firing line
Bombs a dropping and bullets a flying
One comes close he says olí spit
I turned and looked Ė home boy was hit
He lost his eyes and half his face
His blood and guts was all over the place
They pronounce him late Ė 3 hours late
His waiting time was the price he paid
For Democracy in the USA
Itís hypocrisy Ė the American Way

Itís the War Rap, HAHA
The government trap
the US troops are all over the map
Itís the war rap HA
Weíre not gonna go!
Itís the war rap
Leave the sisters alone

Itís enough to make you wonder why
The young and the poor are the ones who will die
And you know the rich are the ones who will be
Getting richer off of world war 3
There selling the bombs, the tanks and the guns
For the governmentís war games they start them for fun
Yes itís Uncle Sam
with his imperial plan
Plunder resources Ė Rape the Land!
Use the starving masses as a cheap labor source
And when the natives get restless Ė repress them with force
So corporations and the CIA
Can cart resources and profits away

Itís the War Rap, HAHA
The government trap
the US troops are all over the map
Itís the war rap HA
Weíre not gonna go!
Itís the war rap
Leave the Iraqis alone

So weíre rocking the house
And weíre turning out
Weíre learning what the struggle is all about
Weíre gonna hit the streets, weíre gonna set them free
From war, oppression and poverty
Coz weíre young and weíre poor
We know the score
Weíre not gonna die in a Third World War
Coz we learned to resist
Weíre gonna insist
Peace is a virtue we donít want to miss!
So if you ask us today youíre gonna here us say
We wonít give our lives for oil today!

Itís the War Rap, HAHA
The government trap
the US troops are all over the map
Itís the war rap HA
Weíre not gonna go!
Itís the war rap
Leave the Iraqis alone
[ REPEAT SEVERAL TIMES ]